Lot 45 | 12 July 2020



LOT 45


B. N. Sembilan, 1969

Kentayu Series, 2009

Signed and dated “Nizam Ambia 2009” on lower left

Acrylic on canvas

153 x 153 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – RM 15,000

Radiating and captivating is this piece from Nizam Ambia’s ‘Kentayu’ series. Aesthetically-appealing, one can’t help but revel in its beauty. Nizam used bold and vibrant colours, a different approach to his usual paintings. The subject remains illustrated in a wayang kulit manner, encapsulated by leaves, representing nature.

The artist is known for his work in batik and fashion, his visual art striking many with its beauty and techniques, especially since his work hints at Malaysia’s mixed culture and heritage. Nizam Ambia was born in the royal town of Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan in 1969. He had developed a passion for drawing and fashion since he was little, and is considered a multifaceted artist, creating very meaningful and soulful works with various mediums.